Biography

Eugene counsels companies in all stages of their development from start-up through acquisition. He values his role as a trusted advisor and seeks to provide practical legal advice to all of his clients, taking into consideration their business and other objectives.

Over his years of practice, Eugene has gained significant transactional experience in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commercial loan transactions, and private offerings. He also advises start-ups and entrepreneurs on entity formation matters, founder issues, and business planning and strategy. Eugene frequently serves as outside general counsel to businesses in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, manufacturing, software, transportation, health care, and technology.

Prior to joining Verrill, Eugene practiced for many years in the Corporate Department at a midsize firm in Boston, where he represented some of New England's most dynamic privately held, middle-market companies.

Outside the office, Eugene is an active member of the community. He is the immediate past president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian Community Development Corporation, which is the leading regional developer and preserver of affordable housing in areas of Greater Boston with high concentrations of Asian Americans.

Services/Industries

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Amherst College  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Asian Community Development Corporation, Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, D.C.

Memberships

  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
  • Boston Bar Association, Co-chair, Recently Elected Partners Forum

Honors

  • Recognized in the Lawyers of Color's Inaugural "Hot List" in 2013
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Mergers & Acquisitions

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Firm Highlights

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

Hundreds of business owners filing federal aid applications with lenders. ( Portland Press Herald 4.6.2020) Maine Securities Administrator Judith Shaw cautions to be careful of scammers. ( Central Maine 4.6.2020) New Dimensions Federal Credit...

Blog

Commercial Co-Ventures: What You Need to Know During a Pandemic

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

News

Available Take-Home Methadone Doses for Patients

Attorney Jim Cohen was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article, "Methadone restrictions relaxed during pandemic, but not for everyone." The article describes the recent relaxed federal restrictions for the drug, due to the...

Matter

Management Inefficiency

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Publication/Podcast

Should Health Care Employers Prepare for COVID-19 As A Work-Related Injury?

While we know that everyone is being bombarded with COVID-19 recommendations, advice, news, and data, another important issue to manage in the workplace is the possibility of COVID-19 infection, if acquired at work and...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

News

Maine's 'Thoughtful' and 'Aggressive' Response to COVID-19

On Wednesday, April 8, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce had its first ever virtual Eggs & Issues, moderated by Jim Cohen, volunteer board president of the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce and Verrill...

Publication/Podcast

Executive Order Temporarily Modifies Requirements for In-Person Notarization and Acknowledgement in Maine

On April 8, 2020, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed an Executive Order titled “An Order Temporarily Modifying Certain In-Person Notarization and Acknowledgement Requirements.” The purpose of this Order is to enable citizens to execute...